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Announcing Edmentum’s Back-to-School Giveaway for Parents!

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Elaine Ho

New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time for parents and kids alike.

[Parent Tips] 5 Common Questions About Social and Emotional Learning

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Elaine Ho

Success is about a lot more than “book smarts”, and teaching these social and emotional skills is a becoming an increasing focus in classrooms and formal curriculum. Here's five common questions answered to help parents better understand social and emotional learning.

9 Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

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McKenna Wierman

You know communication between teachers and parents is vital, but how do you actually make time for regular interactions to build those critical relationships? Here are nine tips to help you establish successful lines of communication.

In Defense of Playtime: 5 Ways Play Helps Your Child Learn

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Sarah Cornelius

With tests, standards, and curriculum, learning at school is often a very structured process. But, independent, unstructured playtime can be just as valuable as a learning experience for kids. Here's five ways play supports learning.

4 Tips for Parents to Manage Your Child’s Screen Time

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Elaine Ho

As technology becomes more all-encompassing, screen time becomes less about pure entertainment and more of a necessity. Here are four tips for parents to help your child build healthy media consumption habits.

[Parent Tips] How Different Stages of Child Development Affect Learning

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Elaine Ho

Just what is reasonable to expect of your child at different ages, and what is likely to be beyond their capabilities? Here is a breakdown of what the CDC notes about the different child development stages and kids’ learning ability.

[Parent Tips] Targeting Your Child’s Academic Weaknesses

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Elaine Ho

Summer is a great time to help your child brush up on the skills and concepts that they may be struggling with. We have tips to help parents identify academic weaknesses and build skills.

Why All Parents Need to Advocate for Their Child in the Classroom

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Hugh O'Donovan

Every child's education is more successful when there is respectful collaboration, active communication, and true partnership between teachers in the classroom and parents at home.

5 Parent Tips to Keep Children Engaged at the End of the School Year

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Sarah Cornelius

For parents, these last few weeks before summer can feel like a marathon, attempting to keep your children from completely checking out from the classroom mentally. Here are five ideas to keep kids engaged through the end of the school year.

[Parent Tips] 5 Skill Sets to Focus on for Kindergarten Readiness

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Lisa Bliss

Too many students are arriving to school unprepared for the academic and social experience of kindergarten. What can parents do to make sure that their child enters the classroom primed for learning? Here’s a list of five teacher-approved areas that parents can focus on to make sure that their preschooler is kindergarten-ready.

Paying for College: 5 Tips for Parents to Navigate the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

The best place to start the hunt for college financial aid is filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Here are five tips to help you understand the process and make the most of your application.

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